THE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, June 17 - Sunday, June 23, 2013
SIGNATURE EVENTS


Tuesday, June 18 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

The Men Who Lost America - Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy
Historian Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy looks at the British leaders who lost the American colonies and finds not incompetence but able and even brilliant men undone by political complexities at home and the fervency of their American opponents.



Wednesday, June 19 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Beyond the Gowns: Betty Ford - John Robert Greene
Biographer John Robert Greene looks at the life of Betty Ford, whose impact on American life is far out of proportion to the mere two and a half years she spent in the White House.



Thursday, June 20 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Welcome to the Blue Heaven - Jimmy Nielsen
The Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper known to fans as "The White Puma" joins us for the launch of his new memoir Welcome to the Blue Heaven: Don't Bet Against the Goalkeeper.

PRESENTATIONS & ACTIVITIES


Monday, June 17 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Plant the Seed: Urban Grown Farms & Gardens Tour Kickoff
Intrigued by the idea of city folk growing their own food? Join like-minded individuals for this kickoff event in preparation for an upcoming tour of the city's urban farms.



Friday, June 21 - 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Friday Night Family Fun - Curtis Hed: The Magic of Reading Show
Curtis Hed uses humor, magic, juggling, and audience participation to promote the importance of reading and the ways the library has played an important part in his life. Appropriate for all ages.



Saturday, June 22 - 9:30 a.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Small Business Smarts
Interested in starting a small business in Kansas City? Attend this free information session to learn about entrepreneurship resources and services offered by local organizations. Register by email at bcc@kclibrary.org or call 816.701.3645



Sunday, June 23 - 2:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Midsummer's Light
From the singing bowls of the Himalayas to American gospel music, celebrate the customs of diverse faiths and cultures with Midsummer's Light.

FILMS


Surf's Up!

Can't make it to the beach this summer? Try the next best thing with our June series of surfer films.

 

Monday, June 17 - 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Soul Surfer (2011)

Rated PG (106 min.)

 



Off-the-Wall Film Series - Paul Rudd: Hometown Hero

The Library celebrates the career of Kansas City-raised comedic actor Paul Rudd in this summer's Off-the-Wall film series, screened outside on the Rooftop Terrace of the Central Library.

 

Friday, June 21 - 8:45 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Our Idiot Brother (2011)

Rated R (90 min.)

 



Order in the Court!

In honor of the Library's new series on landmark Supreme Court cases, here's a lineup of movies about classic courtroom confrontations.

 

Saturday, June 22 - 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Not Rated (116 min.)

 

EXHIBITS


On display through June 30, 2013
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

Kansas City's Finest

The long and colorful history of the Kansas City Police Department is examined in this exhibit featuring images from the Library's Missouri Valley Special Collections.




On display through 2013
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.

New Compositions - The Dance Portraiture of Orval Hixon

This exhibit highlights the local legend's rich selection of photographic portraits, including images of some of the best-known dancers of his time.


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NEXT WEEK
June 24 - June 30, 2013

 

Monday, June 24 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Muscle Beach Party (1964: NR)
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Tuesday, June 25 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
A Wicked War - Amy S. Greenberg
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Wednesday, June 26 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Legal Landmarks: Dred Scott and the Politics of Slavery - Earl M. Maltz
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Thursday, June 27 6:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Kansas City Project - Glen Hansen
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Friday, June 28 6:30 p.m.
Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Friday Night Family Fun - The Sugar Free Allstars
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Saturday, June 29 1:30 p.m.
Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.
Film: Primal Fear (1996: R)
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